Day 2 Alone

The UK government has mandated that ALL International travellers from Amber List Countries MUST self-isolate for 10 days (click here for more details) from arriving in the UK (unless they are specifically exempt, (click here for more details). If you break the quarantine rules, you may face a penalty of up to £10,000.

All self-isolating international travellers arriving in the UK MUST also have COVID-19 PCR testing on or before day-2, and on or after day-8 of the self-isolation period. The day of arrival in England will be treated as day zero. Tests will be taken in your own accommodation.

However, travellers staying less than 10 days in the UK, can opt in to take the day-2 test only. In the event of a positive COVID-19 PCR test result from day-2 sample, special testing called genomic sequencing, will also be carried out to identify COVID-19 variant (type of COVID-19). This test is crucial to prevent the spread of new variants within the UK. Genomic sequencing will NOT cost you extra.

If you get a positive result from your day-2 test, you must quarantine for 10 days beginning the day after the test was taken (this means until day 13). Your household will also need to quarantine until day 13 of your arrival in the UK. If you get a positive result from your day-2 test, you do not need to take any other test.

4 Medical Testing provides end-to-end COVID-19 testing in line with UK Government requirements. The UK Government requirement is that you MUST order and book your standalone day-2 tests before boarding your flights back to the UK (before arriving in the UK). Failure to do so may result in a fine and other penalties. You can order your standalone day-2 test as early as is convenient for you, and we will make sure that your day-2 testing kit arrives to you on or before day-2. The test kits will have a clear instruction on how to handle, swab, repackage and return them to 4 Medical Testing laboratories for prompt analysis.

When ordering your test, you need to provide details about yourself and your journey. Once your order is completed, you then receive a unique reference number which you MUST enter on your Passenger Locator Form (see for details) before boarding your flight to the UK.
4 Medical Testing offers a standard option for day-2 COVID-19 PCR tests:

All orders include Special Delivery, allowing you to track the delivery of your test kit. Your selected option will include a day-2 standalone test. If your test result becomes invalid, 4 Medical Testing will repeat your test at no extra cost to you. 4 Medical Testing prides itself in providing the best services to our customers and be in forefront of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic and its spread. 4 Medical Testing strives to help you and your family remain COVID-19 free.

Subject to Royal Mail COVID-19 Priority Box collection and delivery service, the result usually takes 24-48 hours to be available, but in some cases it may take up to 72 hours or more.



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